27 Products You Need If You Accidentally Bought A Ticket On The Hot Mess Express

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1.A fabric protection spray that’ll actually repel spills so they don’t stain your rugs, surfaces, and furniture, so keep on drinking that red wine without a care in the world.

Promising review: “I got this for my pillows. Having a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old who are constantly making messes in the living room, I was a bit fed up with replacing my pillows due to stains. The spraying was easy and quick, then I left them outside to air out. Today I noticed a big splatter of dried up ketchup on the pillow. I took a wet paper towel and rubbed off the stain. It came off completely! Nothing seeped through the fabric. I just wish I used this sooner!” —Lidia

Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (originally $14.99).

2.A 60-pack of divider sticky notes to make the task of writing down important lessons and assignments in class or work simple for even the messiest of note-takers.

These dividers use water-based, not chemical-based adhesive.

Promising review: “These babies are pretty sturdy and they make putting notes in a book, planner, magazine, or whatever, a complete breeze. I really like the ease of these and if you are creative you can make these work for any project. I use them in my textbooks to summarize my notes on a chapter. I also have short-term memory loss after a car accident, and I like reading novels, but can’t remember things, so I use one of these as a bookmark, and take a few minutes to jot down key things from the book. I really, really, really like these and I am glad they exist.” —Delaney

Get them from Amazon for $3.24 (originally $11.48).

3.An internet address and password logbook for keeping track of your important login info for social media, online banking, school portals, and more, because your yourname123 isn’t a good password, no matter how easy it is to remember.

Promising review: “When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!” —Carole P

Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

4.A trio of Mario Badescu sprays to use in the morning as a toner before applying makeup, mid-day as a refresher, and nightly before a good night’s sleep. You’re covered all day!

The aloe, cucumber, and green tea mist is perfect for spraying onto cleansed skin before moisturizer in the morning to help wake up your skin, boost hydration, and tone. The herbs and rosewater spray is the most popular of the Mario Badescu sprays and is great for when you need a mid-day pick-me-up, and to add some dew back into your makeup. The chamomile and lavender spray is great for use before bedtime because it helps to de-stress and balance your skin, while brightening it, so you’ll wake up feeling fresh in the morning ready to start this wonderful regimen all over again. And be sure to check out our write-up of the fabulous Mario Badescu spray.

Promising review: “I’ve been searching around for a great spray mist after I ran out of my previous one. It seems like everyone I came across was $20 itself, so I couldn’t believe that these were $21 for a three pack! They are great sized bottles, so the value is incredible for how much they cost a piece. The scents are not too strong at all, and they all have a unique smell. The directions mention you can use them before or after other products/makeup. I do feel like there is a bit of tackiness to my skin after I apply the spray, but that fades after about an hour or so. No added oiliness and always so refreshing!” —Meaghan C.

Get them from Amazon for $21.

5.A cord manager to ensure your wires don’t get all mixed up, tangled, and ultimately leaving you feeling even more stressed.

Promising review: “I didn’t know I needed this until I purchased one. Now I have three of them. My Kindle, Bluetooth headset, and phone all require charging cables on my nightstand. Without this, all three would fall to the floor (or — much worse — behind my nightstand), after I disconnect them each morning. This keeps them right where I need them, and is also great for organizing cables next to a PC or laptop docking station. It’s a simple, sturdy device that does exactly what it was designed for.” —Joshua Villines

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

6.A two-pack of charcoal shoe deodorizers that’ll get your stinky footwear smelling fresh in a pinch.

These can be reused for up to two years! Read our write-up of these miracle shoe deodorizers.

Promising review: “My boyfriend has those toe shoes that you don’t wear socks with, and after a couple years of use and several attempts to sanitize them with spray or wash them, we banished them into bags in the corner of a storage unit. They’re expensive shoes, so we were very hesitant to throw them out. I saw these online and thought maybe we could rescue the shoes. Let me tell you about these shoes. If you touch them, your hand is instantly tainted with a smell that could get you exiled from society. We held our breath, opened the bags containing the shoes, stuck these in there, and ran out of the room. A couple of days later we got them out, and they didn’t smell! We spent $10 and resurrected $100+ shoes.” —Cindy

Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

7.An Instant Pot sure to become your new go-to kitchen gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and sauté-r all in one, so it’s here to make your hectic life feel a lot less hectic.

It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “This is probably the only kitchen appliance I’ve ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It’s particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever.” —cynthia w. rogers

Get it from Amazon for $59.92/3 qt., $49/6 qt., or $79/8 qt.

8.A nail polish organizer that’ll provide a clean case to hold your pretty polishes. Plus then you’ll be able to see all your colors at once and make it way easier to find the right one going forward.

This holds 48 bottles and is double-sided, so you can always see your nail polish colors in front of you!

Promising review: “This is better than advertised. ESSIE, OPI, POP-ARRAZI, SINFUL COLORS, SH INSTADRY, SH TRIPLE SHINE, SH XRREME WEAR, WET AND WILD, SH HARD AD NAILS, and COVER GIRL all fit perfectly in the standard size boxes. My JULEP colors fit two in a compartment! The first row has adjustable dividers, you can use them to keep odd-shaped bottles or do what I do: use one side for my nail stamper, dotting tools, and the drying drops and the other for foam wedges and nail pens. It looks way neater easily tucked under my vanity instead of the baskets and baskets of polishes I had to hunt through!” —Clouds

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

9.An S-shaped hanger that’ll provide the perfect solution to hanging up pants, jeans, and even accessories or linens! I personally find hanging jeans up side-by-side on separate hangers takes up quite a bit of space and then makes my closet feel super cluttered. Well… NOT ANYMORE!

These durable, stainless-steel hangers can hold about five garments each!

Promising review: “My closet was a disaster area. I couldn’t find my pants, shirts, really anything. I’m so glad I bought this. The three hangers hold 15 pairs of pants total — that’s a lot less hangers! I have more space now.” —Amanda L.

Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

10.A three-pack of non-stick oven liners for catching things like crumbs and other food particles/residue, so all you have to do is clean these liners and not the oven itself.

These are PFOA-, and BPA-free, and works well in electric and gas ovens, microwaves, toasters, and can also be used as a grill or baking mat, or pan liner. They’re non-stick, reusable, can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees F, and dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I love these liners. When stuff drips, I can just take it out and clean it in my sink in soapy water or throw it in the dishwasher. Don’t have to scrub the bottom of the oven. Just remove the liner carefully. Less need to turn on the self-cleaning feature and endure the smells and smoke that are emitted as part of that process. The worst is usually the floor of the oven and this minimizes the problem.” —wifi-er

Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

11.An iPhone wallet case so when you find yourself rushing to get out the door YET AGAIN, all you have to worry about taking is this handy thing that holds your cards, cash, and phone.

Fits iPhone 7 plus and 8 plus.

Promising review: “This is a fantastic case. It holds six cards and has two places to keep cash, and I no longer need to carry a wallet. I like the zipper feature because it gives me more security knowing that flap will not open. It’s designed well, does not obstruct my camera, and the case fits snugly.” —HMSK

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four colors).

12.Two pairs of boot shapers to keep your boots standing up straight, because when the tall ones do that thing where they wilt away, ugh, there’s just something SO frustrating about it. Like, stand up, fix your posture, PLEASE.

These versatile shapers can be customized to fit ankle, calf, and knee-high boots!

Promising review: “These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot, and also a slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don’t slip. Height is adjustable for short, medium, and tall boots!” —PK

Get them from Amazon for $8.63 (originally $9.99).

13.A non-stick sectioned skillet for making all the different components of your meal in one convenient place, all on the same stove burner. My apologies to all of your other pans now feeling left out and under appreciated.

Features five compartments. It only requires one burner, and it’s non-stick and stain-resistant. Plus, it features double layer non-stick coating that is PFOA-free. It’s both oven- and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan, I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook, because foods cook differently, and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it!” —Dan S

Get it from Amazon for $34.94 (originally $45.73).

14.An all-natural dry shampoo that’s scented with lavender oil, so we won’t tell anyone it’s been days upon days since you last washed your hair, if you don’t. Deal?

This is vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. It doesn’t contain talc, parabens, baking soda, phtalates, or aerosol. To use, lightly dispense the powder from the bottle onto your hair roots and gently rub in using a clean brush or clean fingers, let it sit, and then do it again.

Promising review: “It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don’t wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I’ve been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.” —Rachel G.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15.A journal filled with a year’s worth of question prompts that you fill out over the course of five years, so as the years go on, you can keep track of your own personal growth. Not to mention, it’s a really great way to carve out a little time each day and collect your thoughts.

Read our review of this wonderful little journal.

Promising review: “I love this little journal! I’ve always journaled but rarely felt the urge to go back and read previous ones (in fact, I cringed when I did). I also tended to only write about what was bothering me at the moment. This journal asks a question a day that can be simple or profound, depending on your thinking at the time. An example: ‘What do you need to throw away?’ You could give a simple answer like ‘old taxes,’ or a profound one like ‘anger.’ The same question is answered on the same date annually for five years, showing you how you have changed or stayed the same. The format is such that you can start it on any day of the year. I actually look forward to writing in it every night.” —Michele Mitchell

Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

16.A pill keeper that’ll make managing your pills easier than constantly having to set alarms on your phone. Just separate them by day and times of day, and carry your portable pill plate around.

Includes seven portable trays — one for each day of the week, divided into four sections: morning, noon, evening, and bedtime.

Promising review: “This pill box is exactly what I was looking for. I take several medications a day and this helps keep me organized and makes it very easy to see whether I remembered to take them or not. I also love that if I go away for a weekend, it is very convenient to take the pill boxes for the days that you will be gone.” —Tabatha Cumer

Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

17.A pack of vacuum bags perfect to use when storing clothing items you’re not planning on wearing in a given season and want less clutter in your closet! These don’t create the same amount of bulk other storage bags would, so they’re good to store under your bed!

These bags are made with anti-microbial materials so you don’t have to worry about things like mold, mildew, or bacteria building up. Plus, it comes with a free travel pump so these bags are truly perfect for packing on trips or when going off to college, etc!

Promising review: “This is a supreme product. The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and vacuum. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. I highly recommend this product.” —A.A.

Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six sizes).

18.A T-shirt dress that’ll make you feel more put together, without having to sacrifice on comfort or cuteness.

Promising review: “This simple T-shirt dress is a must have. The sizing is true, it drapes well, and it’s comfortable. It needs to be washed in cold water and hung dry, and the fabric requires almost no ironing after hanging. It can be dressed up with jewelry and simple heels, or worn with flip-flops. I’ll definitely be ordering a few more in different colors.” —MAP

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 23 styles, and sizes XS–XL).

19.An iRobot Roomba so you can ditch vacuuming your own floors, and sit back on the couch while you watch your new best friend get busy.

Vacuum uses iAdapt 2.0 Navigation and vSLAM technology so the robot can map its surroundings around your home. It has a three-stage cleaning system that loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt, dust, and pet hair. It can clean under beds, sofas, and a variety of hard-to-reach areas. Its high-efficiency filter can catch about 99% of allergens, pollen, and dust. This vacuum can connect to Wi-Fi, and works well on both carpets and hard floors.

Promising review: “We ran this for the first time today. It really knows where it is. Covered our upstairs pretty thoroughly. It took a while to navigate around the dining room chairs. I will lift them up on the table next run and the process will be faster. It went under living room chairs and under our bed. It had to return back to home base to recharge about 3/4 of the way through. Never got lost, or caught on anything. The app is great, and it stayed in communication with our Wi-Fi just fine. We may buy another for our finished basement. Yes, we are really lazy.” —Sandy Elliott

Get it from Amazon for $597 (originally $699).

20.A notepad that’ll give you an incentive to actually WANT to work through everything on your to-do list.

The notepad comes with 60 sheets!

Promising review: “These are perfect for me to jot down to-do items as I think of them. Digital to-do lists are great, but they’re easy to minimize or get hidden behind other windows I have open. I keep the pad on my desk, kinda in my way, so the list is always present and I can add or check things off as I go. And, yes, I am one of those people who might possibly write down something I accomplished just so I could cross it off the list.” —BWall

Get it from Amazon for $8.

21.A 15-pack (30 total) of 24K gold eye treatment masks to help relieve puffy tired eyes and dark circles you no doubt have from all your long nights out.

Promising review: “First, my husband made fun of me for wearing the mask while I was doing bedtime routine with my baby, but after I removed them he was like, ‘Wow, you look younger.’ You can definitely see an immediate effect, I still have to experience the long term effects, but either way it totally worth it to try and it costs next to nothing comparing to brand-named similar products.” —seattle745

Get them from Amazon for $20.97.

22.A cosmetic bag that doubles as a makeup mat so you can easily store your beauty products and then have ample space to lay them all out when it’s time to use them.

Promising review: “This is one of my favorite Amazon purchases ever! While it’s supposed to be a travel bag, I use it to store my makeup at home instead of leaving it all out on the counter. It holds so much more than you’d think, and the material that can be wiped clean with ease. I’ve seen a similar makeup bag for more than twice the price.” —T. Alvarado

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

23.A hanger stacker to keep your unused hangers in one clean spot, so when you DO need a hanger, you don’t have to spend a million and one minutes untangling them.

Promising review: “The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!”—Kara

Get it from Amazon for $11.79 (originally $19.28).

24.A headache relief balm, because being a hot mess can be a real, legitimate pain in your head, so take some preventive measures and stop a headache or migraine right in its tracks.

This non-GMO balm is free of water, alcohol, chemicals, stabilizers, petroleum by-products, harmful preservatives, parabens, PCB, sulfates, toluene, artificial colors, and artificial fragrances. It contains organic chamomile, organic lavender, organic eucalyptus, organic rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, almond & castor oil, and beeswax.

Promising review: “This product is really effective in reducing headaches and even migraines. I followed the directions (use a cotton pad or something similar to apply so you don’t rub it into your eyes). Just use a small amount on forehead, temples, and back of neck. I am truly amazed how fast it works. Keep applying per instructions and you will find relief!” —Michella1204

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six scents).

25.A bed you can easily lift for storage, so that all the random junk you have lying around your room is out of sight, out of mind. Only you and I have to know you bought this. Promise, I won’t tell anyone your secrets.

Promising review: “I live in a small apartment with an even smaller bedroom. Storage is, as you can imagine, a necessity if you hope to have anything in your house at all. While it was a pain to put together, (it took almost three hours and two people), this bed has been delightful. It not only has storage under the mattress, (the part that lifts up), but for smaller, thinner things, you can store them under the whole bed. I have a thin art portfolio that fits just neatly under the whole bed, while thicker things, like my canvas, fit inside. It lifts and goes down quite easily, (which, for someone with joint problems, is saying a lot), and the whole thing seems rather solidly built, especially for the price.” —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $461.99+ (available in two colors, and two sizes).

26.A food storage container that’ll help preserve the life of your produce and leftovers — because I’m gonna go out on a whim here and assume you didn’t spend all that money on groceries just to throw them away in the garbage soon after because you forgot to eat them in one day.

The medium container (pictured above) holds about 6.3 cups of food. These containers feature FreshVent technology to regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow, as well as a CrispTray to help keep moisture away. These are dishwasher-safe! Read our write-up of these wonderful food storage containers.

Promising review: “I wish I’d have gotten these sooner. I’m a vegetarian, so I eat a lot of produce anyway, and recently my husband has started eating healthier, so we eat even more. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator in these containers almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. These keep blackberries for a really long time. Lettuce (even washed and cut up) has lasted close to three weeks. The real miracle is how long they keep zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days, but these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I’ve kept cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I’ve had fantastic results with all of them.” —Laura

Get them from Amazon for $26.99.

27.A rotating makeup organizer so you can keep your cosmetics in one place, and rather than having to sift through a messy pouch or bag, you can just turn this baby around and have it all on display.

Promising review: “If you pay attention, it’s easy to assemble. I really didn’t think it would hold as many items as it does. My counter is a lot less cluttered than before and my morning routine is a lot easier and faster. It also looks nicer than I expected.” —dpacker

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five colors).

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